UTPD to conduct training at Long School of Medicine Building Sept. 26­–27

The UT Police Department (UTPD) will conduct law enforcement training sessions at the Long School of Medicine Building on the Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long Campus Sept. 26 and 27.

Two separate training sessions will occur at the Medical School Building’s seventh floor on Sept. 26. The first will take place at 1 p.m. and the second at 6 p.m. Both training sessions are estimated to last 2.5 hours.

The Sept. 26 training sessions will include loud noises as they will be primarily focused on door breaching. There will also be a heavy first responder presence as San Antonio’s police and fire departments have been invited to attend.

The community will likely begin to see first responders arrive 15–30 minutes before the training times listed above. This presence will include first responders and their vehicles, uniformed police officers and officers in tactical equipment. Signage indicating this is a training exercise will be displayed.

Faculty, staff and students who will be on the fifth and sixth floors of the Medical School Building during the Sept. 26 training sessions, may hear loud noises as doors are breached and glass is broken. Occupants at these locations should not be alarmed.

On Sept. 27, UTPD will be conducting joint training with Environmental Health and Safety on the sixth floor of the Medical School Building throughout the day. This training will not include first responders and is not expected to have the same noise level as the Sept. 26 training sessions.

UTPD is dedicated to the safety of the UT Health San Antonio community and the larger San Antonio medical center area.

UTPD thanks members of the university community for understanding that training enables the department to better prepare its officers to protect the community.

For questions or concerns, please contact the UTPD Communications Center at 210-567-2800 or utpolice@uthscsa.edu.


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